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Early Orthodontics

Early Orthodontic/Phase I (One) Treatment in Irving, Texas

When orthodontic issues first appear, proactive steps are required to prevent potentially severe dental alignment issues. At Irving Orthodontics, Dr. Matthew Schofield provides early orthodontic intervention to reduce or eliminate the need for future, more complex orthodontic treatment. 

What is Phase One Treatment?

Early orthodontic intervention is the first step to ensuring ideal dental function and aesthetics for your child. Dr. Matthew performs a thorough examination of your child’s bite to determine the treatment plan that meets their unique needs. 

At this exam, also we also explain the specific dental growth patterns your child is likely to experience with and without treatment. 

Non-Invasive Care to Correct Your Child’s Bite 

Once we have obtained an impression of your child’s bite and determined the best approach, we have our trusted lab craft the appliance(s). At their follow-up visit, your child’s treatment may begin with a space maintainer or palate expander. 

Space maintainers are bands placed between individual teeth to keep them from becoming crowded. Palate expanders are affixed to the teeth of the upper arch and are regularly adjusted to widen the upper jaw and allow the adult teeth to erupt comfortably. 

We also offer space regainers and headgear. Space regainers are used to adjust alignment when baby teeth have been lost too soon and when necessary, we can use headgear to make comprehensive adjustments to jaw orientation. 

The Benefits of Early Orthodontics

Phase One orthodontics allow us to reduce the amount of treatment you child may require later in life. Early orthodontic care ensures that braces are completed more effectively during phase two care, and sometimes helps to avoid the need for braces altogether. 

This form of orthodontic treatment can even help to qualify patients for the second phase at a younger age. Younger patients often find treatment more enjoyable, as braces can be seen as a mark of maturity, and can be customized with their favorite colors.  

Contact Irving Ortho Today

Dr. Matthew and our team are committed to providing patients who live in or near Irving, TX, with comprehensive orthodontic treatment that helps them achieve straight, healthy smiles. Contact us today to schedule your child’s exam and consultation for early orthodontics in Flushing.